The resident Filabusi Magistrate was fined $500 for converting the money that he was supposed to bank as cash but retained part of it and replaced it with electronic money, the Chronicle reports.
According to the publication:
Mzingaye Ephraim Phanankosi Moyo (33) of Low density in Filabusi, received $962 in judicial fines, court fees and bail re-imbursements which he was supposed to deposit into the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) bank accounts.
Instead, he deposited $531 cash into the bank accounts and deposited the rest via transfer.
Moyo pleaded not guilty to theft and was charged with abuse of duty.
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